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Health problems have prevented Tom Every – AKA Dr. Evermor – form working for many years, but his wife Lady Eleanor opens the well-maintained park five days a week.  Dr. Evermor’s website  

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2019-

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

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Silvio Barile recalled hiding as a young boy from Allied bombing with his parents and siblings in the mountains around their south central Italian village of Ausonia. They “lost everything,” and in the mid-1950’s, came to America as WWII refugees. Hardly a prototypical ‘outsider’ artist, Barile went on to live the American Dream: he married, […]

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His house was a short walk from the restaurant and he filled the approximately one acre wooded area between with concrete, stone, and found object sculptures, mostly from mythology and Italian history: art is a “guide for life,” and is “too important to sell.”

Alexander

A retired grade school and part-time art teacher, Lindsey Alexander has turned sections of her home and backyard into modern-day “grottos” memorializing personal family histories. She uses blue Estée Lauder bottles from her mother’s personal collection, diary and hand-written letter transfers onto ceramic tile, shards of fine china, collected mementos, jewels, sequins, beads, eggshells, handmade […]

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In 1988 Charles Wince purchased a 2 ½-story “fixer-upper” house in a then rundown Columbus neighborhood.  In retrospect, it was lucky that there were no fine interior architectural details to preserve, and Wince’s distinctly personal transformation of his home (whose surroundings have evolved into a much more fashionable and expensive neighborhood) continues to the present […]

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[the] aesthetic might be described as Gaudí meets Mickey Mouse

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Retired from the Navy and Air Force, MT Liggett returned to his hometown of Mullinville, Kansas and built numerous provocative sculptures and signs satirizing local and national politicians, the government, the mainstream media, hypocrites, and former wives.  Some of his ‘totems’ honored friends, former lovers, and a surprise daughter who came to visit as an […]

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Retired from the Navy and Air Force, MT Liggett returned to his hometown of Mullinville, Kansas and built numerous provocative sculptures and signs satirizing local and national politicians, the government, the mainstream media, hypocrites, and former wives.  Some of his ‘totems’ honored friends, former lovers, and a surprise daughter who came to visit as an […]

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MT Liggett returned to his hometown of Mullinville, Kansas and built numerous provocative sculptures and signs satirizing local and national politicians, the government, the mainstream media, hypocrites, and former wives

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Jeff Elersic has covered his house and van with grievances about law enforcement, the justice system, and lawyers.

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Jeff Elersic has covered his house and van with grievances about law enforcement, the justice system, and lawyers.

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Ronald Mann is a self-taught Vietnam veteran artist. His wife was an amateur painter, and after returning from the war with un-diganosed PTSD, Ron started to make paintings using her leftover materials. He had no background or training in art, and remains uninterested in art history or the contemporary artworld. A form of self-therapy, every painting […]

Portraits

Portraits of artists creators, and performers.

Art Environments – Midwestern

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

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Shot over several years, this video five minute video provides an introduction to self-taught Vietnam veteran artist Ronald Mann and his self-therapeutic artworks.

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2013-2018

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2005-2012

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Art Environments – Overview

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

Signage and Murals 2005-

A gallery of hand-painted vernacular signage and murals mostly produced for commercial establishments.  Typically, but not always, the work of professional sign painters and often humorous, these are one-of-a-kind works of street art.